Food Fraud

RAFA is organised by the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague and RIKILT Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Solving food fraud, citizen science and Nestlé analytical results

By Joseph James Whitworth

It is not possible to solve food fraud by analytical methods alone, the rise of citizen science and the revelation that Nestlé collects 100 million analytical results per year were some highlights from the first full day of an international symposium.

Hear from Michael Walker, John Spink, Paul Brereton and Christopher Van Gundy

27 May. 10am New York, 3pm London, 4pm Paris

Food fraud on FoodQualityNews agenda

By Joseph James Whitworth

Four food fraud experts will tackle the ins and outs of the subject in a one hour discussion tomorrow (Wednesday) hosted by FoodQualityNews.

First used for taxonomy but now for food fraud: proponents say DNA barcoding allows for greater traceability

DNA sprays and added bacteria to fight food fraud

By Niamh Michail

Spray-on DNA or added bacteria may be the future of the fight against food fraud   - but analysts warn that consumers could react against more additives being used to guarantee a product’s authenticity or naturalness

Food fraud comprises a range of illicit activities, such as product and package tampering.


Catch food fraud before it happens

By Jenni Spinner

Food fraud must be dealt with swiftly and seriously to prevent harm to consumer health, according to one industry expert.

The FoodIntegrity project aims to unite scientists worldwide to combat food fraud

UK spearheads €12M EU food fraud project

By Rod Addy

An EU-wide initiative targeting food fraud, costing €12M, has been announced, spearheaded by the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).

Liz Moran named as top UK scientist

Time is expensive in food fraud battle

By Joseph James Whitworth

Time can be more expensive than money when it comes to getting the results of potential food fraud tests, according to a scientist named in the Top 100 by the Science Council.


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